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Thursday, September 8

The 17th Annual School Days Series

“No show is more important than the first one you see.
It’s a weighty responsibility to influence young minds.” – Jay Harnick,
founder of Theaterworks/USA, the nation’s largest touring children’s theater company.

The Music Hall’s Explore + Learn Program presents the 17th Annual School Days Series for the 2011-2012 season which brings children from 80 local schools, homeschoolers and families to the Historic Theater for high caliber, hour-long matinees. According to Chris Curtis, The Music Hall Programming Coordinator, “Explore + Learn: that’s the invitation The Music Hall - the Seacoast’s largest performing arts classroom – extends to all who want to open the doors of knowledge. Our longest running program, School Days Series, provides learning opportunities to our greater community by presenting live theater for young learners, their teachers and families.  We hope your young learners will join us and learn through the arts, as more than 20,000 school children do here annually at The Music Hall. The upcoming School Days Series season features shows based on best-selling books like Goodnight Moon and so much more! And, it is also filled with opportunities for teachers and other creative educators. For most School Days Series performances, we offer detailed study guides available now at www.themusichall.org.
“We look forward to speaking with teachers and parents of home schoolers to arrange the details of class, home school or family visit. Space is limited so reserve soon!  Explore + Learn with The Music Hall. Learning should always be this fun!”
To Arrange Visits
Teachers and homeschoolers can arrange the details of their class or home school visit by contacting Pete Smith at */ or by calling 603-433-3100 ext 4013. For series information, please contact Chris Curtis at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  or by calling 603-433-3100 ext. 6013.
The School Days Series is generously supported by:
Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Demoulas Foundation, French Foundation; Irving Oil Service Stations & Travel Plazas; Kohl’s; Morgan Stanley Foundation, Measured Progress, Inc., New England Audio Tech LLC, Target, Unitil

***2011-2012 School Days Series Show Descriptions***

Choosy Suzy’s Character Success Show
Wednesday, November 2, 2011                                                                                 
9:30am  appropriate for grades K-3
11:30am   appropriate for grades 3-6
Theatreworks USA
Choosy Suzy gives kids the Power Words to stop the cycle of name calling and bullying. With a wonderful, wacky blend of amazing illusions and message, Choosy Suzy and YOUdini, The Genie, challenge young audiences to think clearly and carefully about how they treat each other. This funny, dynamic duo uses magic, comedy, colorful props and total audience involvement to deliver a message to K-6 kids by working together, “You can make your school a Bully Free Zone!”
“ This excellent show promotes anti-bullying like none I’ve ever seen…worth every dollar!”- Coach Bush Elementary; London, KY
Doktor Kaboom!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011                                                                          
9:30am and 11:30am
Appropriate for grades 3-6
Doktor Kaboom! performs original interactive science comedy shows for audiences of all ages. Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom! keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter. Join Docktor Kaboom! for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate, and entertain.
Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny
Thursday, December 1, 2011                                                                          
9:30am and 11:30am
Appropriate for PreK-2
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has added to its acclaimed repertory of outstanding children’s productions with an innovative double-bill adaptation of Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd’s beloved bedtime classics, Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both tales feature endearing rabbit characters, and the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery never fail to infuse young readers with a reassuring sense of security and peace. Whimsical puppetry and evocative original music will bring a new sense of appreciation to stories that have delighted several generations.
The Math Maniac Show with Max Millions
Tuesday, March 6, 2012                                   
9:30am  appropriate for grades k-3
11:30am appropriate for grades 3-6
Math matters! If you want to add fun, subtract boredom, multiply test scores and keep your students’ undivided attention, then The Math Maniac Show is your correct answer to an A+ educational program. When students have fun, learning happens!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012                                                                        
9:30am and 11:30am
Grades Pre K-2
A one-of-a-kind live black-light puppet show, Tony-Award nominee, John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean is a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel are three best friends who just happen to be fish, and they’re about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. And it all starts with a treasure map. As they swim off in search of clues, they’ll sing, they’ll dance, and they’ll make new friends, including everyone in the audience. Ultimately they discover the greatest treasure of all: friendship. Jam-packed with music ranging from Swing to R&B to Big Band, ImaginOcean is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye.
The Color of Justice
Tuesday, April 3, 2012                                                                                                 
9:30am and 11:30am
Appropriate for Grades 3 - 7
Theatreworks USA proudly presents the story of a courageous young girl and a great warrior for justice, and their battle for equal rights.
“A charming, slyly humorous and totally human portrait of Thurgood Marshall.”- New York Post
Skippyjon Jones
Tuesday, May 1, 2012                                                                                        
9:30am and 11:30am
Appropriate for Grades K - 3
Please note: 9:30am sold out!
Based on the book by Judy Schachner, and from the creators of Theatreworks USA’s Junie B. Jones and Click, Clack, Moo, this is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams.

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